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Tazza

Maker:
Joseph Ward (active 1689–1734)
Date:
1698–99
Culture:
British, London
Medium:
Silver
Dimensions:
Height: 2 3/4 in. (7 cm); Diameter: 8 3/4 in. (22.2 cm)
Classification:
Metalwork-Silver
Credit Line:
Gift of Susan Dwight Bliss, 1941
Accession Number:
41.140.1
Not on view
Inscription: Inscribed on underside: Ex Dono / E B * A C

Marking: [1] Britannia (English quality mark for sterling);
[2] Lion's head erased (English quality mark for sterling);
[3] c (London date letter for 1698–99);
[4] W A, anchor between (maker's mark for Joseph Ward, entered 1697).

Location of marks:
[1]–[4] On upper flat of tray;
[2] on underside of foot.
Susan Dwight Bliss (until 1941; to MMA)
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